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Bradford Higgins House: Agreement Contract With Ross Brudenell, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford Higgins House: Agreement Contract With Ross Brudenell

Documentation

Agreement contract submitted to Ross N. Brudenell by Anne W. Baker on February 28, 1981. It includes shipping contents, transportation, reconstruction, restoration, work to be completed by contractor-carpenter, payment schedule, history-description of Bradford House, Appraisal and Relocation and Re-erection.


Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, January 25, 1981, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, January 25, 1981

Documentation

Letter dated January 25, 1981 from Ross Brudenell to Anne Baker mostly concerning material and transportation costs.


Sustainable Urban Planning: Turning The Concrete Jungle Into Green Buildings, Danielle Richardson 2022 Fordham University

Sustainable Urban Planning: Turning The Concrete Jungle Into Green Buildings, Danielle Richardson

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper addresses the issue of greenhouse gas emissions – particularly those from buildings – within New York City and discusses ways to construct new sustainable buildings and retrofit existing buildings to both minimize greenhouse gas emissions as well as act as carbon sinks to absorb some of the emissions. Reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions is critical to NYC meeting its climate target goals, as detailed in the mayoral administrations’ PlaNYC and OneNYCenvironmental plans. This paper analyzes sustainable architecture and construction and presents various options and policies as to how to turn the city into a green city through the use ...


Reinventing Educational Spaces, Angel Coleman 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reinventing Educational Spaces, Angel Coleman

Theses from the M. Arch. Program

Problems always existed in our educational system, but many issues intensified in the pandemic. One of the biggest is the mental impact on the children, with those in high school tripling in numbers. The spaces these students spend their time has a great impact on their mental well-being. Our schools need to create places for the students to make communities and feel a sense of ownership. Giving students a place to belong and making them proud of their work helps build their self-esteem, relieving some mental health issues.

My thesis is redesigning these environments to create classrooms, schools and a ...


Incremental Formality: Where Formality And Informality Meet, Rodrigo Neyra Velarde 2022 Kennesaw State University

Incremental Formality: Where Formality And Informality Meet, Rodrigo Neyra Velarde

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

1500’s colonization and it is now home to one of the fastest growing informal settlement cities in Latin America. These settlement cities are often characterized by their lack of accessibility to clean water, unsafe living environments paired with lower-quality, or non-durable materials, as well as a general lack of recognition by governments. With Lima being located in the middle of the desert, sustainable design in general has been difficult to implement. This thesis looks to explore methods to create a low-cost mixed-use building with implantations of urban farming the people of Villa Maria Del Triunfo. Though the Peruvian government ...


Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., Austin Turner 2022 Kennesaw State University

Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., Austin Turner

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Colloquium, or an argument for the new school of Architecture... is an interrogation on the power of Architectural discourse and its impact on the built environment.

The research begins by analyzing the works and theories of four distinct architects: Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Bjarke Ingels. During my investigation, I ask myself, “What happened in their school environment that made them great,” or in other words, “What can a student, like me, do to be like these people?”

To answer this question, I found the best way to analyze this would be to look back on their own ...


Holistic Generations | Reshaping A City's Health, Tania Rodriguez Serrano 2022 Kennesaw State University

Holistic Generations | Reshaping A City's Health, Tania Rodriguez Serrano

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

In Puerto Rico everything seems emptier. The more hurricanes hit us, the less opportunities there are, the more corrupt the government gets, then the more people leave. The Puerto Rican population is rapidly decreasing. The small town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico is one that seems to be very lonely these days. I scarcely see my generation and the older generation is getting left behind. Due to this the town is basically a ghost town by the time 4pm hits. If my generation leaves, then who takes care of the older generations? Who maintains the town alive? When asked these questions ...


Repurposing Storage: Spatial Transformation Of Self Storage, Tina Cerda 2022 Kennesaw State University

Repurposing Storage: Spatial Transformation Of Self Storage, Tina Cerda

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

What was once confined to the attic or garage has exploded into a billion-dollar industry. Today, there are around 50,000 storage facilities nationwide. This accounts for 2.3 billion sq ft in rentable space. To give you some scale that’s 3 times the size of Manhattan. That’s enough space for all 330 million Americans to physically stand under the facilities’ rooftop at this very moment. As many Americans begin to downsize, reduce their ecological footprint, and become less mobile. The need for temporary storage during resettlement and relocation is on a decline. How will these facilities then ...


Flexible Dwellings, Petra Basic 2022 Kennesaw State University

Flexible Dwellings, Petra Basic

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

The reality of any situation is that things don’t always go as planned. We need to adapt and change. We graduate college but can’t afford the homes we expected, so we settle for what we can get even though it may not really suit us. We get new jobs that require us to move somewhere else. We start our families, and our current homes no longer meet our needs, and we are forced to sell and move. We constantly go through this process of trying to meet our ever-changing needs. The closer we get to graduation, the more ...


Working Modular | The Modular System That Crosses The Boundary Between Micro And Macro Offices, Enrique Brimmer 2022 Kennesaw State University

Working Modular | The Modular System That Crosses The Boundary Between Micro And Macro Offices, Enrique Brimmer

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

I am designing an infrastructure that helps the growth of modules in a macro scale. For example, the office typology is one that isn’t easy to change, as shown in the past. As times change and people move around, our buildings need to be able to adapt and grow with us. That is why the ability to move and change module orientation is important to the growth of a building. In the micro scale I am going to be designing unique modules that can be easily repeated to create large and small spaces. These modules will have the opportunity ...


A Kit For Kids - Revitalizing Low-Income Communities By Embracing The Younger Generation, Anirose Burge 2022 Kennesaw State University

A Kit For Kids - Revitalizing Low-Income Communities By Embracing The Younger Generation, Anirose Burge

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

How often do we consider the physical, emotional, and social needs of youth when determining ways to better society? When deciding actions in a community, the needs of the next generation should be put as a top priority. This thesis will research and develop ways of doing this through architecture.

This project will create a modular and transportable structure that will focus on teens ages 11-15. The structure will be developed using a kit of parts so that it can be placed onto any site while also containing a site-specific program. The program will contain three categories with subcategories to ...


Green Dream: How Nature Can Inform The Design Of A Performative Skin System, William Cottrell IV 2022 Kennesaw State University

Green Dream: How Nature Can Inform The Design Of A Performative Skin System, William Cottrell Iv

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Reducing our planet’s carbon footprint has become a very powerful debate throughout global society. A sustainable approach in how we construct our buildings can make a major impact on the longevity of mother nature. Buildings are the main destination for the nation’s power supplies. High-rise buildings due to their large scale require much more materials for their construction compared to smaller scaled buildings. In addition, they use more energy and emit greenhouse gases; as a result, they have major environmental impacts. Therefore, high rises seem to be non-sustainable. 25% of the world’s energy usage comes from buildings ...


Aquatic Architecture, Jonathan Bonaparte 2022 Kennesaw State University

Aquatic Architecture, Jonathan Bonaparte

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

For centuries, mankind has been building their architectural cities near or around water. It has its advantages such as transportation, convenience for the trade routes and water survival. As the earth gets hotter every year and the ice glaciers continues to melts, the ocean sea levels will continue to rise.

Assuming that the projected sea water levels for 2050 are correct, 95% of coastal cities around the world are at risk from rising sea levels and unpredictable storm surges. The coastal cities are going to have to adapt and change its way of thinking with the encroachment of the sea ...


[F]Ree-[Dom] Space: Trauma-Informed Planning And Place Making Within Women And Children's Rehabilitation Centers, Rodolfo Alcaraz-Navarrete 2022 Kennesaw State University

[F]Ree-[Dom] Space: Trauma-Informed Planning And Place Making Within Women And Children's Rehabilitation Centers, Rodolfo Alcaraz-Navarrete

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis researches and understands the struggles of domestic violence survivors and implements design strategies to provide a safe and stable shelter for those affected by domestic violence in Georgia. The design methodology and research will include literature reviews and precedent studies to observe and better understand the challenges that need to be met in order to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence to grow and succeed when the time comes to return to the world. The goal is to, through architecture and design, provide an opportunity to engage and bring awareness to the public of the ...


Airtime: Integrating Acoustics Into The Design Process, daniel richardson 2022 Kennesaw State University

Airtime: Integrating Acoustics Into The Design Process, Daniel Richardson

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Background

As part of the sensory experience, acoustics serves an important role in facilitating the social functions of a space. The acoustic response of a space plays a part in determining its social atmosphere, as well as how it functions for certain occupancies (eg. clarity in a classroom, projection on a stage, fullness in an orchestra). The acoustics of a space is determined by the assembly and materials of its envelope, as well as the occupation within. Commonly, specific acoustic solutions like panels, foam, or sound batt insulation are used to manage or treat the acoustic qualities of a space ...


Nature, Growth & Design: Architectural Investigations Into The Role Of Space-Making, Tate Baker 2022 Kennesaw State University

Nature, Growth & Design: Architectural Investigations Into The Role Of Space-Making, Tate Baker

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Nature and natural spaces have an inherent logic to them. Related to this logic is the inherent and characteristic ability of nature to create a sense of belonging. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the inherent logic found in nature in order to better understand the process of space-making, and to co-opt these natural principles in order to create a design intervention that mimics the natural experience.


Art For Healing: An Exploration Of Spaces To Facilitate Arts For Therapeutic Healings, Ana Gabriela Hernandez Delgado 2022 Kennesaw State University

Art For Healing: An Exploration Of Spaces To Facilitate Arts For Therapeutic Healings, Ana Gabriela Hernandez Delgado

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Mental health is a complex and ever evolving State of being that architecture and technology play an important role in. For women, some of the ways that depression comes about is when we go through life-changing events. Giving birth, having an abortion, sexual harassment and assault just to name a few. Women have a higher chance to have severe depression and relapsing. With major depression comes the higher rate of suicide. Centers of this type have been improving their designs, but in a way that still feels like the old.

My interests lie in new forms of architecture related to ...


Equity In Healthcare Design: Sustainable Placemaking Interventions For Refugees And Displaced Communities, Eunji You 2022 Kennesaw State University

Equity In Healthcare Design: Sustainable Placemaking Interventions For Refugees And Displaced Communities, Eunji You

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Since 1990, the city of Clarkston has brought thousands of refugees from Asia, Africa, South America, and beyond. Now, roughly half of the population constitutes refugees that represent 60 different languages and nationalities. In Clarkston, a sustainable healthcare facility is integral for the design of a family-centered medical facility to promote health equity by providing access to care at all levels. Infant mortality is rising amongst minority groups, and advanced care for adults and children of all ages and disabilities in low-income areas is becoming more inaccessible. The design of the healthcare facility aims to strengthen racial-ethnic minority groups in ...


Reconnecting A Disconnected City : Through Placemaking Strategies, Gabriel Arroyo 2022 Kennesaw State University

Reconnecting A Disconnected City : Through Placemaking Strategies, Gabriel Arroyo

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

My thesis is motivated by a growing interest in our urbanized landscapes and their effect on social behavior. Developing a term that refers to a places lack of engagement with the people it serves, aids in capturing the necessity of a project like this today. The modern era of today’s cities have unconciously enabled this term “Placelessness”, this lack of a defined sense of place, be a recurring problem due to urban sprawl, economic imbalances, and technologies negative influence on social patterns. Our public assets are losing distinctive characteristics such as its Identity, Belonging, and Coherence; thus, amplifying the ...


Skins+Fabrications: Addressing Fashion And Clothing Waste, Renee Palmer 2022 Kennesaw State University

Skins+Fabrications: Addressing Fashion And Clothing Waste, Renee Palmer

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Articles of clothing; they are the second organ, the Second Skin. Their functions are to protect the body from the harsh external elements and create a sense of design with Fashion—the same as exterior facades on a building. However, where architecture and Fashion differ is sustainability.

The Global fashion industry contributes 10% of greenhouse emissions. From that 10%, about 13 million tonnes of clothing waste ends up in landfills or burned. Most of the waste comes from the Fast Fashion Industry, which sees cheap labor from underdeveloped countries to maximize profits. These companies will spend a good portion of ...


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